Expression of Interest for Consultancy Services to Support External Audit Reforms at Ondo State Public Sector Governance Reform and Development Project
Ondo State Government of Nigeria
Request for Expression of Interest
Expression of Interest for Consultancy Services to Support External Audit Reforms in Ondo State
Project: Public Sector Governance Reform and Development Project
Consulting Services: External Audit Reforms Credit No: 4667-0 Ng Issuance Date: 31st October, 2013
Expression of Interest
- This Request for Expression of Interest follows the General Procurement Notice (GPN) for this Project that appeared in the dgMarket of 26th November, 2010.
- The Federal Government of Nigeria has received a credit from the International Development Association (IDA) for the implementation of Public Sector Governance Reform and Development Project Ondo State is a beneficiary of the credit and intends to apply part of the proceeds of the credit for this assignment. The overall objective of the project is to promote good governance by promoting quality, transparency and accountability in public financial management and human resource management systems in Ondo State.
Scope of Work
The scope of service for this consultancy work shall include the following tasks:
i. Review and restructure the Office of the State Auditor – General (OSAUG) in line with current best practices enabling greater independence in staffing and budget. This will include assisting the OSAuG in setting up Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Secretariat at the Ondo State House of Assembly (OSHA).
ii. Review, modernize and computerise existing audit methods, techniques and reporting, including the planning of audit work to improve its quality. In computerising the methods, techniques and reporting, the firm shall determine the technical, structural and institutional requirements needed to support its successful implementation.
iii. The firm shall also review work done on the Draft State Audit Bill, assess its comprehensiveness and adequacy, and take all necessary steps to validate (including technical validation workshop) the process to conclusion. A new Audit Manual will also be produced based on the new Audit Bill.
Qualification and Experience
The Ondo State Public Sector Governance Reform and Development Project now invites eligible consulting firms to indicate their interest in providing the service. Interested consulting firms are hereby requested to submit a statement of capability indicating relevant experience on similar assignments in Nigeria or elsewhere. This should include, but not limited to, summary of CVs of its key staff, provision of company brochures, description of similar assignments carried out in the last five years, experience in similar conditions and region, availability of appropriate skills among key staff (Key staff shall include (i) Accounting and Finance Expert (ii) Legal Expert and (iii) ICT Expert).
Selection of Consultant
The consulting firm will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011), using the Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS) Method
Submission of Expression of Interest (EOI)
- Interested consulting firms may obtain further information at the address below between 9.00a.m and 4.00p.m (Local Time) on weekdays, except on public holidays.
- Your expression of interest must be delivered in a sealed envelope clearly (marked “CONSULTANCY SERVICE FOR EXTERNAL AUDIT REFORMS” to the address below not later than 21st November, 2013
Attn: Project Coordinator
Ondo State Public Sector Governance Reform and Development Project
State Project Coordinating Unit (SPCU),
Ala Quarters, Akure. Ondo State. Nigeria.